The Voice wins Monday with just under 2m

the voice logoThe Voice drew another big audience for Nine last night, but dipped below 2m for the second time since its debut.

The show won the night with 1.979m, up from 1.914m last week, and also won in every key advertising demographic.

Starting in the 7.30pm time slot, the two-hour show’s closest rival was Revenge on Seven, which rated with 1.469m – up from 1.353m last week.

The Voice also beat MasterChef, on Ten from 7pm to 8pm, which pulled in 1.040m, according to preliminary results from OzTam.

Tricky Business followed The Voice on Nine, but its audience fell away sharply to 692,000, down from 745,000 last week.

At breakfast time, Seven’s Sunrise beat Nine’s Today narrowly, by 397,000 to 384,000. Ten’s Breakfast rated with 35,000.

Nine won the night overall with 28.9% share, above Seven’s 21.8%.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

1. The Voice Nine 1.979*m
2. Revenge Seven 1.469m
3. Seven News Seven 1.369m
4. The Block Nine 1.333m
5. Nine News Nine 1.332m
6. Today Tonight Seven 1.288m
7. A Current Affair Nine 1.090m
8. Masterchef Ten 1.040m
9. ABC News ABC 1.029m
10. The Force Seven 1.024m
11. Home and Away Seven 0.942m
12. Q&A ABC 0.816m
13. Border Security Seven 0.798m
14. Deal or No Deal Seven 0.745m
15. Ten News Ten 0.742m

Monday’s channel share:

Nine: 28.9%
Seven: 21.8%
ABC1: 13.7%
Ten: 12.7%
7TWO: 3.4%
Eleven: 2.9%
GO!: 2.7%
SBS1: 2.6%
7mate: 2.6%
One: 2.4%
ABC2: 2.3%
Gem: 2.2%
ABC News 24: 0.7%
SBS2: 0.6%
ABC3: 0.5%


  1. sean
    29 May 12
    12:47 pm

  2. the quicker this show disappears the better

  3. tony
    29 May 12
    2:53 pm

  4. this show is losing a lot of cred with some of the awful singers that are getting through based on their teen good looks.

    I liked the blind auditions….although these may have been rigged to some point too.

  5. Aidan
    29 May 12
    3:09 pm

  6. The way to enjoy it is to watch the twitter stream #thevoiceau – so many smartarses ripping the judges new ones and some real quick wit – makes the show into quite a good laugh actually…

  7. georgie
    29 May 12
    7:34 pm

  8. The Voice is quite embarrassing actually. unlike other singing shows like xfactor, american idol, agt the judges do not critique the singers in anyway except for Seal. The singing is woeful and last night was shocking. all the songs were sleepy, mild songs. no build up, no big finish. how long is this going to go for?why is joel madden always with a toothpick in his mouth?

  9. John Grono
    29 May 12
    10:34 pm

  10. Not sure which The Voice you are watching but the one on Channel Nine is a bloody good view.

    And to the commenters above … and to paraphrase Kamahl … why are people so unkind? If those singers are so awful get off your fat arses, get yourself down to an audition, and show Australia how it’s done. Otherwise, just STFU.

  11. sean
    30 May 12
    12:05 pm

  12. John dunno about that the show is dreadful and full of dull and boring singers or relatives of already succcesful artists.People are unkind to crap oh i can`t sing but appreciate people who can these guys can`t.

  13. John Grono
    30 May 12
    12:58 pm

  14. Sean. I’ll lend you some ear buds then. Dull and boring is more like the naysayer posts on here.

  15. Offal Spokesperson
    30 May 12
    1:59 pm

  16. Is there a year on year ratings count for TV (like papers and magazines), because im getting a very strong feeling that like Newspapers… TV is Dead.

    We are constantly informed that shows are running lower than previous years, are the viewers going elsewhere on TV… or is that insidious, evil interweb and its tubes stealing more eyeballs?

  17. John Grono
    30 May 12
    3:12 pm

  18. Sure is Offal Spokesperson. For Jan 1 – May 29 2012 is up 0.9% (All People All Day All TV) on Jan 1 – May 29 2011 for Metropolitan TV.

    Your strong feeling is clearly not borne out by the total market.

    What IS happening is that this viewing is being spread across more and more stations and programmes, so that individual programmes are getting reduced audiences, but when you accumulate all the TV audiences the total is increasing.

    As digitisation affects more and more media this phenomenon will be more pervasive, and nowhere more than ‘the interweb’.